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What Global Oncology Needs: Mutual Learning and More Funding

In order to control the global cancer burden, it is important to address the burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But global oncology is not the concern of LMICs alone. A recent article by Kostelecky et al in Journal of Global Oncology highlights an important pillar of gl...

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When It Comes To Cancer, Geography Can Determine Your Chance Of Survival. But It Doesn’t Have To

Published on WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog, 7 February 2018 - full commentary here.   “Well, thank God you live in Boston,” my sister said when I called to tell her about my cancer diagnosis over a decade ago. That was the refrain I heard over and over. People were talking, of course, about Bosto...

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Unite to Fight: Together, We Can End Global Cancer Inequities

On World Cancer Day, February 4th, the international cancer community united to send a clear message: we must act now to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. To empower individuals and communities, Global Oncology and 1,472 advocates came together under the slogan “I Can. We Can.” This rallying cal...

Cancer Coaches Help Guide Patients During and After Treatment

"Advisers can assist with everything from spiritual issues to the nuts and bolts of going back to work once treatment is done." Read more from The Wall Street Journal here:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/cancer-coaches-help-guide-patients-during-and-after-treatment-1537149901?utm_campaign=KHN%3...

WHO Report: Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

A new WHO report says that by the end of the century, cancer will be the #1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy. Read more: https://apnews.com/8b5730cb75334a34b8cb112e8fa5049e?utm_campaign=KFF-2018-Daily-GHP-Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_me...

Why has global health forgotten cancer?

"Later this month (at the UN General Assembly) the global health community will likely witness an inflection point in the history of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control. But one fact is certain. Whatever countries do to show they are taking NCDs more seriously, cancer treatment ...

Why Are Black And Latino Kids More Likely To Die Of Certain Cancers?

When it comes to cancer survival, the United States is sharply divided by race. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cancer death rate for African-Americans is 25 percent higher than whites, and Hispanics and Latinos are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at a lat...

Communicating noncommunicable diseases

With renewed energy around this global health issue — thanks to a new WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs, inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals, and the upcoming Third U.N. High-level Meeting on NCDs — the existing dialogue around NCDs is set to change. Read more: https://w...

Breast cancer in Venezuela: back to the 20th century

Facing scarcity of medicines and broken-down medical equipment, women diagnosed with breast cancer in Venezuela resort to more radical means of treatment.   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31729-X/fulltext?rss=yes&utm_campaign=KFF-2018-Daily-GHP-Report...

Few Cancer Cases Make It to Hospital in Tanzania

Only 13,000 of the people diagnosed with cancer each year in Tanzania report to hospital for treatement. This, according to the Health, Community Developement, Gender, Elderly and Children Minister Ummy Mwalimu is about 26% of all the annual cancer cases estimated to be diagnosed in the country. ...

Preventing Cervical Cancer in Cambodia: Evaluating the HPV Vaccination Demonstration Project

Julie Garon and a CDC team describe a successful HPV vaccine roll-out in Cambodia. Good lessons for many countries.  Read about it here:  https://blogs.cdc.gov/global/2018/04/24/preventing-cervical-cancer-in-cambodia/?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=b884df3902-EMAIL_CAM...

Collaboration aims to improve cancer care in Nigeria

Stanford physicians, including Global Oncology (GO) co-founder Dr. Ami Bhatt, are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care. The collaboration is supported...

Australia may be one of the first countries to erdicate cervical cancer by providing free HPV vaccines in schools

According to a new study, Australia's efforts to distribute a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free in schools have been a resounding success. The sexually transmitted infection causes 99.9 percent of cases of cervical cancer. Between 2005 and 2015, the percentage of Australian women age...

New Cancer Center implemented at the Coast General Hospital in Kenya

The Coast General Hospital now boasts of a new cancer centre, which is fully fledged, well equipped, has trained staff and a bigger area to receive and treat patients. The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, built in conjunction with Bamburi Cement Limited, was launched by the Mombasa government at ...

Vitrix Health, founded by two university students, are providing more affordable oral cancer screening to developing countries

Two University students are breaking traditional business models by making oral cancer screening technology affordable for areas around the world with fewer resources, starting in Argentina. Oral cancer rates are not improving in developing nations. According to a study done by the Journal of ...

Death Rate in Nigeria due to Cancer will hit 75% by 2030

‎Nigeria is predicted to expect a 75 per cent increase in cancer-induced death come the year 2030, as it happens to be a member of the Low-Medium Income Countries which statistics has revealed will suffer from the effects of the virus. This was revealed by the World Health Organisation regiona...

Availability of necessary medical treatments drops 80% in Sudan

Dr Nasri Morgos, Head of the Private Pharmacies Association, told Radio Dabanga on Friday that the availability of psychiatric and neurological treatment medicines dropped by 80 per cent a month ago.Morgos explained that the pharmacies have become very reluctant to buy expensive medicines from ab...

First Lady of Zimbabwe's fight against cervical cancer

Over 8,500 women have been screened for cervical cancer nationwide since the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa partnered the Ministry of Health and Child Care in a campaign against the disease last week. According to Director of Family Health in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Bernard Madzim...

Necessary research on cancers that are prominent in Asia

 Currently, Asia accounts for about 60% of the global population, contributing 44% of all cancer cases, and 51% of global cancer mortality. Moreover, global cancer burden is projected to increase dramatically in Asia. There is thus an urgent need to focus on developing improved treatment for canc...

The annual Rotary Cancer Run in Uganda

The Cancer Run organized is organized annually in August by the Rotary Club of Uganda. The goal is to fundraise for improvement of cancer care in Uganda. The purpose of the 2017 edition of the run was to raise funds to build a bunker for the Linear Accelerator machine that was acquired last year,...

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